Photoautomat in Hamburg

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A wonderful discovery of the wonderful black and white Photoautomat at Feldstraße in Hamburg. I guess you all know those old instant photo booths where you could do 4 different snapshots (originally for using those pictures in your passport) or get as many of your friends into the cabin and try to get all the heads on one picture.

A wonderful discovery of the wonderful black and white Photoautomat at Feldstraße in Hamburg. I guess you all know those old instant photo booths where you could do 4 different snapshots (originally for using those pictures in your passport) or get as many of your friends into the cabin and try to get all the heads on one picture.

Suddenly those booths have disappeared from railways stations and underground stations where they had once been available for everyone. They had been replaced with those ugly digital photo booths where all pictures look the same. It was no longer funny to try to squeeze into the cabin.

But the old booths experience a revival. A few month ago one of the old black and white ones was installed at the old butchery grounds right across the underground station Feldstraße in Hamburg. You just have to insert 2€ and get a strip of four different REAL black and white pictures. It takes about 3-5 minutes until the pictures are developed. But it is worth waiting because it feels a bit like Christmas and Easter together when you finally hold the pictures in your hands, realizing that the first picture was taken too early (the expression on your face looks just totally dumb) and that you where to slow for the last one. I take pictures every time I’m there because 2€ is nothing compared to 5€ for digital crap.

If you like you can also upload your photo strip at www.photoautomat.de There you also get more information about other Photoautomat locations. In Hamburg you just have to take link U3 and leave at Feldstraße (next to the Bunker) and then cross the street. Keep left and tata there it is!!!

written by graefin on 2008-09-08 in #world #locations #photoautomat #black-and-white #nostalgia #instant-pictures #fun #hamburg

13 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Oh yeah, I remeber these old photo-automats, they all disappeared now, I loved them.... replaced by some digital "color" crap machine....

  2. graefin
    graefin ·

    crap -> thats the right word for it!! They can never never never bring back the old feel of REAL pictures!

  3. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, this has got to be one of the best location entries I've ever seen!

    It's really really sad that they're removing all the old machines and the few that are still active here in Sweden are in color which really isn't as fun as b/w...

  4. jelga
    jelga ·

    great location! (and great ausweisphotos you got there hehehe)

  5. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    it remind me the smell of pee pee!
    I have tons of these little portraits, great old time technology! I also remember one of these boxes where one can sing a song and back home with a true vinyl recording!

    fantastic lomolocation!

  6. graefin
    graefin ·

    Thanks for your comments!
    It's one of those locations you will never find when you just visit the city!
    Oh I forgot to add their website: www.photoautomat.de
    there are also photobooths in Berlin (lots of them!)

  7. graefin
    graefin ·

    uppps. I did mention the page. Damn it :D it's already too late!

  8. poitr
    poitr ·

    Really cool lomocation! SO FUN!......there's only the high tech sticker photo booths here....not so fun....

  9. fookshit
    fookshit ·

    oh wow, they even have a website showing the contemporary applications of this vintage photoautomat!

  10. champi
    champi ·

    Great location!! I wish I could find one of'em here in Italy!!

  11. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i wish we had one here too!! love these things!! :) analogue memroies win!

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    lomographer was here! ;) oh yeah.... such a cool photo automat! i want one for my home

  13. glenn
    glenn ·

    excellent

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